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how best to finance undergraduates

Recommended Aid Options:

As a first-time or returning undergraduate student, your best options begin with the federal aid program. This requires your filing the FAFSA form for each year your are in school: see aid step 2 for FAFSA information

  1. Grants:
    see if you qualify for any federal or school grants. This is FREE money that doesn't have to be repaid: view information about grants

  2. Scholarships:
    start searching for FREE scholarship money. Check with your school, community, and affiliated family organizations: view scholarship information

  3. Perkin Loans:
    available for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Maximum annual limit: $5,500
    jump to loan chart for information

  4. Fed Stafford Student Loans:
    get the maximum amount of federal Stafford student loans as possible. The available amounts will increase each academic year:
    jump to Stafford student loan information

  5. Private Student Loans:
    if you need additional funds that are not subject to federal regulations, check into private student loans. You can borrow as much as they need each academic year and save money - build good credit - and pay off your student loan faster:
    jump to private student loan information

  6. Other College Financial Aid:
    view other financial aid options that may be available: see summary of financial aid options
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